The Dog and Duck, near Picadilly, is now under the care of a new licensee, Hester Ferguson, a former, um, well--she occasionally refers to her former life when she was an abbess. (She does not mean of the religious variety, either.) Although reformed, and loving her new career, she still knows (and keeps track of) all the other 'ladies of the night' and their 'nuns' as well as their patrons.
It is soon made very clear that a wide variety of nefarious doings take place in this particular area of London, just around the corner (more or less) from Almacks, and not too far from Marylebone, which was still in the country in the early 1800s.Read more ›
Sir Richard Tregerran was Toby's rescuer. Annie drew some unflattering conclusions about Richard which led to many awkward moments before he realized who she was!
All-in-all, a race was on to find the will and codicil. Either Annie, Toby, and Richard found it for a happy ending or Roderick would get everything and put Annie in the streets!
***** It is better than my synopsis makes it sound. This story is romantic suspense and mystery in one! All was explained to me, the reader, early on and several twists kept me riveted! Recommended! *****